Debbie Wasserman Shultz will not gavel in the Democratic National Convention
[UPDATE -- July 25, 2:28 p.m.]
Debbie Wasserman Shultz will not gavel in the Democratic National Convention Monday night in Philadelphia, according to the Florida Sun Sentinel.
"I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention," she told the paper.
The announcement comes after the congresswoman was booed at a Florida delegation breakfast Monday morning.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz resigns
[UPDATE -- 3:53 p.m.]
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz resigned Sunday after thousands of embarrassing emails were leaked.
Her resignation will take effect at the end of the Democratic National Convention, according to the Washington Post.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is no longer the chair of the Democratic National Convention, according to NPR.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has been named the "permanent" chair in Wasserman's stead.
This comes after a series of thousands of leaked DNC emails imply the party was trying to favor Clinton over Sanders.
After nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked by hackers, some of which allegedly show the group showing favoritism to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, the group's head won't speak at the party's convention this week.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been "quarantined" to "keep the peace," particularly among Sanders supporters, a source told CNN.
The DNC is supposed to be impartial in the primary, but some of the emails seem to show discussions of perceived political weaknesses in Sanders that could be brought up by Clinton and her supporters.
Sanders said on ABC News' "This Week" that Wasserman Schultz should "resign, period."
This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
Among the emails is one from chief financial officer Brad Marshall showing that Sanders' religious beliefs could come under fire.
In one leaked email, Wasserman Schultz called a party member who called the DNC "undemocratic" a "damn liar."
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake decried accusations of impartiality in the committee.
Leaked e-mails of DNC show plans to destroy Bernie Sanders. Mock his heritage and much more. On-line from Wikileakes, really vicious. RIGGED— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
Sanders hasn't responded to the leaks so far on Twitter. But Donald Trump has.
In a typo-ridden tweet, he took this as another chance to rail against new VP pick Tim Kaine.
WikiLeaks claimed that the emails was "part one of our new Hillary Leaks series."